Design attributed to Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, Amsterdam 1691–1759 Amsterdam)
Chinese, for Dutch market
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Diameter: 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1984
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
It is probable that the composition decorating this plate derives from a drawing by the Dutch artist Cornelis Pronk (1691–1759), who is known to have furnished designs to the Dutch East India Company. Pronk’s drawings were widely employed by Chinese porcelain painters as sources of decoration for porcelain intended for export to Europe.